A renewable-energy contractor hosted the Canadian Wind Energy Association and local dignitaries celebrating the opening of an office for Mortenson Construction, or Mortenson Canada in Ontario. Along with CanWEA, the event included a brief program and ribbon-cutting ceremony that highlighted wind energy growth and the significant benefits it provides to communities across Ontario.
To date, Mortenson-built wind farms have resulted in the creation of over 500 jobs in Ontario and thousands throughout Canada. Mortenson estimates their renewable projects will infuse between $80 to $90 million into local economies by the end of 2011.
“We’re excited about the opportunity to expand our presence in Canada,” said Mark Donahue, vice president and general manager for Mortenson Canada’s Renewable Energy Group. “It strengthens our commitment to fostering growth in the wind-energy industry and furthers economic development throughout Canada.”
“The Canadian Wind Energy Association values its partnership with Mortenson and the positive impact their projects have had in many communities,” says CanWEA President Robert Hornung. “We’re delighted to be part of an event that celebrates the growing success of wind energy in Ontario, bringing new investment and jobs to rural areas.”
Mortenson entered the renewable energy market in 1995 and has since built nearly 100 wind projects throughout North America, across 23 states and provinces. As a leading EPC contractor, Mortenson has been constructing projects in diverse industries across North America since 1954. The company has led the industry in the construction of utility-scale renewable power facilities, having generated nearly 10,000 megawatts of clean energy throughout North America.